It is not at all a good idea that the kin of film personalities become heroes. Of course, some of them have clicked well and by virtue of their talent they become more and more popular, but not just through promotion by their parents or others. Kodandarami Reddy, who had given massive hits and Mega Star status to Chiranjeevi, as director failed to promote his son Vaibhav properly. Learning that his failure to promote him, he turned a producer and chose G Nageswara Reddy as director to direct Kasko. But the poor selection of story, and improper narration has made the film a mockery.
Vamsi (Vaibhav) falls in love with a radio jockey called Krishnaveni (Swetha Basu Prasad). After a few encounters between both of them, she too loses her heart to Vamsi. By the time, she was about to reveal her love, she gets kidnapped by a landlord Basavanna (Pradeep Rawat) in Warangal. In the process the goons kill one of Vamsi"s friends called Saleem (Satyam Rajesh). Now, Vamsi decides to take revenge for his friend"s murder and to save his girlfriend. How he beats Basavanna to release his girlfriend will be the story of movie.
Performance: Athough Vaibhav has showed good ease in action scenes and dances, he has failed to emote in any of the sequence properly. He needs to improve his body language, dialogue modulation and in giving expressions. Mere showing prowess in action scenes and dances won"t serve any purpose and he could not capture the attention of the youth and mass audiences as they very well known that the fights are cinematic and involves lots of wirework etc.
Shwetha Basu Prasad filled the glamour slot and has done her role well. Another heroine Gouri Pundit appears in a couple of scenes and shakes legs with the hero in one song. In fact, her character is unnecessary and has nothing to do with the film.
Several senior artistes like Jayaprakash Reddy, Pradeep Rawat and Saleem Panda have been wasted in their roles as the director failed to etch any of the characters properly. However, they have done justice to their respective roles. Other artistes like Chalapati Rao, MS Narayana, Srinivasa Reddy, Satyam Rajesh, Srinivasa Reddy and others have made their presence felt in a couple of scenes.
Technical: Though the presenter of the film has showered lots of praises on the music director Premji, none of the songs are tuned properly. Most of the tunes have Tamil scent. None of the songs is catchy and foot tapping. Choreography in a handful of songs are okay but as a whole they are average. Camera work by Akhilan is average and good in one song. Action by Ram-Lakshman, Ganesh and Selva is also just okay.
The basic draw back of the film is the poor narration of the film and the storyline itself is just average. It is not known how a senior director like Kodandarami Reddy okayed such a commercial formula subject for the film and it reflects that he failed to catch the pulse of the present generation of audiences and he still kept in mind the audience in 70s and 80s. Such films were okayed by them but not certainly now.
Insipid screenplay, several jerks in the movement of the story fail to maintain the tempo of the film. Though the director thought he maintained some suspense, the audiences could easily predict what might have happened. Many scenes are lifted from the earlier films like 'Mass" (Sunil role played in this film by Satyam Rajesh). The narration of the film is truly poor and the director has failed to maintain a grip on the subject at any point of time.
Remarks: Vaibhav, instead of trying such mass and action subjects, should try some soft roles or second hero roles to gain experience in performance. Kodandarami Reddy should be careful in selecting stories to produce films with his son as hero by keeping the present generation of audience. Shweta should take care of her body and she is gaining weight, which would hamper her chances to bag heroine roles further. Though the production values are good, the poor direction makes the audiences feel bored.
Cast: Vaibhav, Swetha Basu Prasad, Brahmanandam, Gouri Pundit, Jayaprakash Reddy, Chalapati Rao, MS Narayana, Raghubabu, Srinivasa Reddy, Rajesh, Salim Panda, Tarjan, Pradeep Rawat, Azad and others
Credits: Music is by Premji, lyrics are by Bhaskarabhatla, Kandikonda, Taidala Bau, Chandu and Viswa, cinematography is by Akhilan, action is by Ram-Lakshman, Ganesh and Selva, Presents – A. Kodandarami Reddy, Producer – A Bharati, Director – G Nageswara Reddy.
Banner: K Films
Released on: December 25, 2009